M.A. Areas of Concentration

In addition to the four required courses, M.A. students take four other courses to comprise an area of concentration. These courses may be drawn from 988 courses (including proseminars and advanced colloquia) or cognate courses (taught by Graduate Faculty in other departments).

Each M.A. student should choose an area of concentration during the first semester of coursework in order to complete M.A. course work efficiently. Students should craft a concentration on the basis of particular intellectual interests and courses available in any particular academic year.

Models of M.A. coursework with specific M.A. Concentrations

Women & Work

Fall

  • 988:520 Agency, Subjectivity and Social Change
  • 988:515 Feminism: Theory and Practice
  • 510:525 Colloquium in the History of Women
  • 578:541 Women Workers and the Labor Movement

Spring

  • 988:583 Contemporary Feminist Theories
  • 988:602 Research Methodologies or
  • 988:603 Feminist Knowledge Production
  • 578:566 Work and Alienation
  • 910:542 Women, Work and Single Parent Families

Women & Politics

Fall

  • 988:520 Agency, Subjectivity and Social Change
  • 988:515 Feminism: Theory and Practice
  • 790:587 Proseminar on Women and Politics
  • 790:593 Gender and Comparative Politics

Spring

  • 988:583 Contemporary Feminist Theories
  • 988:602 Research Methodologies or
  • 988:603 Feminist Knowledge Production
  • 790:591 Women and Public Policy
  • 970:581 Gender in Development and Planning

Women & Literature

Fall

  • 988:520 Agency, Subjectivity and Social Change
  • 988:515 Feminism: Theory and Practice
  • 350:583 Women Writers of Modernism
  • 350:571 Gender, Class, Power in 19th Century England

Spring

  • 988:583 Contemporary Feminist Theories
  • 988:602 Research Methodologies or
  • 988:603 Feminist Knowledge Production
  • 350:529 Black Women Writers
  • 350:629 Early Modern Women in Poetry and Prose